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Cascade Christian advances in playoffs

SEATTLE — Jaelin Goldsmith threw two touchdowns and ran for two more as Cascade Christian of Puyallup bested King’s of Seattle, 37-13, in the state 1A quarterfinals on Saturday.

After taking the lead on a touchdown run by Jimmy Kim in the second quarter, the Cougars were up 12-7 at the half.

Cascade Christian, which knocked defending state 1A champion Montesano out of the postseason the week before, grew its lead to 11 points entering the fourth quarter. CC scored two times in the third, including once on a Goldsmith touchdown pass to Mason Tobeck.

The Puyallup school secured its victory by scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter to push the final margin to 24.

Cascade Christian will take on Mount Baker at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tacoma Dome in a semifinal matchup.

Other 1A quarterfinal scores,

• Cashmere 36, Okanogan 14

• Freeman 33, Royal 14

• Mount Baker 63, LaCenter 33

State 2B Playoffs

Two weeks in the state 2B playoffs. Two fourth-quarter winning touchdown drives for Raymond.

Down 24-13 to fourth-ranked Napavine to start the fourth quarter, fifth-ranked Raymond engineered two consecutive touchdown drives and two drive-killing interceptions to punch its ticket into the state 2B semifinals with a 27-24 victory at Stewart Field in Aberdeen on Saturday.

Raymond (10-1), the Pacific 2B League champions, will take on district rival and Central League champion Morton-White Pass (11-0) in the state semifinals at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.

Next weekend’s game for Raymond will be its first state semifinal contest since winning the state 2B championship in 1993, a 20-6 win over Reardan.

State 1B Playoffs

Lummi’s Devin Cooper was helped off the field in the second quarter Saturday with what turned out to be only a bruised knee.

He did enough damage on the field, however, to help bring an end to Wishkah’s football season.

Cooper scored on a 97-yard interception return prior to the injury and a 95-yard scrimmage run after it as the Blackhawks thumped the Loggers, 57-22, in a state 1B quarterfinal at Aberdeen’s frigid Stewart Field.

Lummi (10-2) will attempt to avenge a previous defeat when it faces top-ranked Neah Bay in a state semifinal Friday at the Tacoma Dome.

Wishkah, which suited up almost as many cheerleaders (11) as players (13) Saturday, ended its season at 8-3.

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